lucidenergySILVER Member
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Posted:
This is just an observation and with my being so new to this art this may be irrevelant all together. ubbidea With most of the technical discussions I've seen on tangles the writers mention pulling down on the length of the poi, thus tightening the knot and making a steadier exit. One thing I've noticed is that this is mainly a compensation for the loss of momentum on the upswinging poi (still with me? haha). So in short, compensate early with a little extra speed on the upswing, and the move should execute itself, given the correct angles.

If I'm wrong let me know! The easy way is hardly ever the correct way haha biggrin

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KieronGOLD Member
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Posted:
If you don't move your hands they don't stop tangling...I think. I can barely do a basic tangle but i'm sure a more informed person will correct me if/when i'm wrong.

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I think you talk about Gradient.

When Poi tangle and you want your loop to stay a bit longer befor unwind, one way how to make it is when one of Poi is going slower or you didnt make the loop in the same center of both Poi,



to pull one Poi to correct different lenghts of Poi tail. It bring as

well more speed to the loop.



When you continue corecting the loop, so Poi stay spinning

until their heads gets closest, than cause there is no loop in the

end they'll unwind.



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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
I don't pull on the strings in my tangles, it speeds the heads up and makes it harder to exit. As long as your technique is good you can enter tangles pretty slow and still have them exit nicely. After all the fact that the centre of rotation has moved from your hand to the tangle point means the heads have sped up anyway, you shouldn't need any extra angular momentum.

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VampyricAcidSILVER Member
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Posted:
you want a word for tangles F*(&%#S

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TheWibblerGOLD Member
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Posted:
To keep your tangles going indefinitely you pull out on the handles (ie away from the nexus) as the lead poi is coming up through your arms (if you are spinning forwards). Up also bouce the whole thing up and down slightly to keep the momentum.

If you are not doing long tangle syou don't need to do this tho. Best thing i find is to keep your elbows in towards your waist, then keep your upper body in a fixed position and turn from your hips to exit on the other side.

The most common problem i find people have is that they think they need to do some crazy untangling thing with their arms, but you don't, you keep the arms locked and just turn to untangle.

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inpsydoutBRONZE Member
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Location: kent/brum, uk


Posted:
i found that when i started tangles i used to enter into them really fast and pull tight but as i practiced i discovered that you can slow them down to the point where the will only just have enough momentum to exit. As is said above smooth movement and locked arms are far more important than speed.

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RevBRONZE Member
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Posted:
locked arms are good if you want tangles that are pretty rigid... a lot of people like matt have done some cool things with rigid tangles, but rigid tangles arent free to move about very well.. they are to closed of a system... the sooner you get comfortable moving with your tanlges (like having your arms move in whatever way while the tangle spins), the sooner you'll be able to use your tangles more freely.. like changing the axis from vertical to horizontal and what not..

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lucidenergySILVER Member
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Posted:
vertical to horizontal? hardcore!

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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
Hmm... I keep htting my paws and arms when I try and do an airwrap. I've not read a huge amount on airwraps, because what I did read confused me.



Here's a description of what I'm trying to do. I use very lightweight sock poi that go from my paw to half way up my upper arm, and i'm spinning into an airwrap from a weave. I stop my arms at the 9 - 3 o'clock position and get the poi to hit, usually about midway up the poi's length. However in the process, one or both of my poi heads will collide with my arms or paws, and will just tangle. This happens almost every time, and I can't work out what I'm doing wrong.



Also, with my left paw across my body spinning the poi upwards into the right poi, which paw should I raise? I've heard people say right, others say left, and I'm confused.



Last point, do my paws stay a rigid distance apart, or do I push them together or pull them apart once they've tangled?



One in 10 times they'll come apart, but I have no idea why?



Can anyone help?

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TinklePantsGOLD Member
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Posted:
you have paws? lol *pats the dog* good boy!!!

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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
*tailwags happily* Yay for head pats!

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RevBRONZE Member
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Posted:
here's the thing buddy... tangles are a strange breed of patterns. they can enter form anywhere and exit from anywhere too.. meaning they are prone to exit sometimes when you dont want them too, which means beware the poi coming for your jaw when you do one..

given how complex they can be, Im going to give you the mickey mouse version and let you work out what you need to know from there.. (most people dont realy take it past this)

1- the word airwrap is a useless word applied to anything that involves the strings touching.. kinda like a kid learning the word cow, and then pointing to any animal and saying cow.. because of this, it makes it really hard to learn how to do an airwrap..

2- the basic tangle.. this happens between the arms.. with the left hand spinning buzzsaw and the right poi spinning in the right side plane, bring the right poi into the buzzsaw to the left of the left poi.. it should tanlge and spin there.. as long as you hold your hands.. you exit by bringing it out the side.. like out the left side..

3- untangling vs staying tanlged. it will stay tangled if you leave it in between the arms. it will untangle if you bring it out one of the sides.. you dont always notice the bringing across (ESPECIALLYif you do it wallplane)...since the method I gave you above has you entering from the buzzsaw, you shouldnt have that much of a problem keeping it going.. but the common entry is from the outside planes.. when you enter from the outside, you have to bring across into the middle.. sometimes that momentum carries it right out the other side.. and the poi can spin all sorts of crazy angles that makes them pass barely outside your hands.. hell you can even do a twist (which connects on the outsde and unconnects on the far side) and it would come across like an airwrap..

4- one final note.. if you pull and loosen your hold when its spinning, you loosen the 'grip' on the inside of the tangle.. this can give it the room it needs to undo.. as can moving your hands.. but as long as you hold it in the center.. it cant really undo..

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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
Whoo! Thanks Rev... The part I didn't understand was the bringing across part. I pull my left paw up and further across my right paw side, and my right paw in towards my left. This allows the poi to then move out of the tangle and carry on with their spin.

What tangles are there? There's the hyperloop (paws at 6 and 12, bringing the tangle right across your body so it buzzsaws around the tangle point), that tangle you've just taught me, with paws at 9 and 3, I've seen butterfly tangles, buzzsaw tangles (which I can do sometimes), I've seen a mobile never ending tangle done by PureSock, but I'm eager to learn more. This one can be done anywhere around my body, but what other ones are there to do?

I like the terms airwrap and hyperloop, because I think I can understand and do them. However, they're all just tangles, and I've only just been introduced to this world, so correct me if I'm wrong in my terminology.

Thanks again dude!

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
You can trz horizontal tangles, they are good too.

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Try getting them to connect a bit closer to the head as well, 3/4 of the way down is a good starting point for wallplane airwraps.

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
*jumps in to disagree with rev, without actually explaining why*

well. mostly, anyway.

my basic airwrap is not your basic tangle. and thats the difference - cause an airwrap as i understand it IS transferrable to anywhere, and that makes them *really* easy to learn. but methinks its fruitless arguing cause we've done it before and i think our minds work too differently, and so approach everything from different angles. oh well shrug

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RevBRONZE Member
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Posted:
bluecat..

I'm afraid I dont see the disagreement.. one can do an airwrap with much more than just tangles.. any nexus type will do.. (which is why I think the term lacks meaning.) So we agree there..
you also say they are transferable to anywhere.. again I agree.. what this has to do with anything I'm not really sure..

maybe its my talk of tangles with an airwrap question? I guess tangles are the easier of the 2 airwrap types and it was also the topic.. I didnt mean (if you are saying) that they were the only ones...

i'm sorry you feel you disagree blue.. we dont seem to be saying anything different..
hug

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
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Posted:
Written by: Rev



1- the word airwrap is a useless word applied to anything that involves the strings touching.. kinda like a kid learning the word cow, and then pointing to any animal and saying cow.. because of this, it makes it really hard to learn how to do an airwrap..





so.
for me, the word airwrap is incredibly uselful, because you can learn it, and then point at any place/cow/zebra and put it there.

Written by:


2- the basic tangle.. this happens between the arms.. with the left hand spinning buzzsaw and the right poi spinning in the right side plane, bring the right poi into the buzzsaw to the left of the left poi.. it should tanlge and spin there.. as long as you hold your hands.. you exit by bringing it out the side.. like out the left side..





the basic tange is not the basic airwrap. i pester this one a lot. but the thread was on tangles so i'll let it go.

anyway, the disagreement was in point one. and, as ever, what i see to be generally a needless overcomplication of something quite simple.

R

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RevBRONZE Member
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Posted:
hey rob.. I'm not saying this to argue.. because I think we actually are on the same page this time.. if you dont hold the basic tangle but take it straight across, you get an airwrap that is linked for 1/2 a beat less than the airwrap you are thinking of.. it is the most basic airwrap.. however, it may also function longer... most people overlook this basic form of the airwrap (ie when taken straight across and not held).. Other people make the mistake of saying that the form taken straight across is also tangling on the outside..

I think I'll have some free time on friday to make a vid of this basic airwrap, the next up version you prefer, and a few other odd and end tangle bits..

I think our disgreement comes with the further assertions that come after this concept of the basic airwrap.. in which I derive meaninglessness and you see only simplicity.. which isnt part of this post..

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RevBRONZE Member
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Posted:
sorry blue.. now videos today.. I've got too much thesis wok to do so that I can go to a halloween party saturday..

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
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Posted:
*waits for vids before trying to clarify*

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RevBRONZE Member
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Posted:
by bad.. typo.. that's supposed to read No not now..

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